2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Combined Elementary Education P-5, BSEd & Instructional Design and Learning Technologies, MEd


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Program Description

Teacher Education & Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations offer a combined degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education P-5 degree with Licensure and a Master of Education (MEd.) Instructional Design & Learning Technologies (IDL) degree. To be eligible for this combined program, you must already be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education P-5 degree with Licensure program.

The Elementary Education P-5 program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with licensure. The degree program is designed so that students complete a variety of general education, content, and pre-professional education courses before beginning the program as members of a cohort. The cohort portion of the program consists of two semesters of integrated coursework and field experiences and one semester of student teaching. Recommendation for licensure requires successful completion of the program and passing scores on required licensure examinations.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the appropriate licensure exams, candidates are eligible for an Ohio resident educator license P-5. Please consult with an advisor for current licensure test information. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.

Specific courses have been included to ensure that candidates develop theoretical and practical knowledge in humanities, mathematics and technology, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, the arts and personal health and fitness. Included also are the courses that incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements.

The fully online MEd Instructional Design and Learning Technologies program prepares you to bring innovative teaching and training practices into education, corporate, and governmental settings. Designed with working professional in mind, this unique, fully online program allows you to participate in dynamic courses and learn to create engaging learning experiences. Your coursework will cover the effective design and implementation of online and blended-learning classes, as well as the research, theory, and research methodologies associated with the effective design of online and blended-learning classes. The entire program is taught in an online environment and can be completed in five semesters.

The combined program allows up to nine credit hours of “overlap” courses, where credit is given at both the undergraduate (UG) and graduate (GR) levels, facilitating both the BSEd/Licensure Elementary Education P-5 and MEd. Instructional Design and Learning Technologies.

Admissions Requirements

Only exceptionally well-prepared students are admitted to the combined program. To be eligible for this combined program, you must already be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education P-5 degree with Licensure program. Students that wish to pursue the combined BSEd/Licensure Elementary Education P-5 and MEd. Instructional Design and Learning Technologies degrees should complete an application that includes the signature of the BSED program director and the M.Ed. IDL program director. This must be submitted by February 15, as IDL courses start in the summer semester between the junior and senior year. Students should then submit an application to the Wright State graduate school for the combined degree program. Students admitted to a combined degree program will be admitted as provisional graduate students to the Graduate School, pending completion of the requirements for their bachelor’s degree. Students admitted into an approved combined degree program do not have to formally apply to the master’s program in question. If students have studies in progress at the time they apply to a combined degree program, any approval of the application is provisional and may be revoked if the student fails to meet all required standards at the end of the term. Students enrolled in this combined program must follow the guidelines of the Wright State policy 5330.1 Combined Degree Programs.

In addition to filling out the Wright State graduate application, students must include all academic transcripts. Students will also include a short entrance essay (under 1,000 words) explaining why they wish to become an instructional designer or take the IDL courses and examples describing their educational, multimedia, or other technology experiences. Qualified applicants must have senior standing for the semester they start the combined degree program. In addition, students must have the following:

  • 3.2 cumulative grade point average in all undergraduate work, including undergraduate credits earned at other institutions and transferred to Wright State.
  • BSED program director’s approval for admission to the combined degree program and mandatory advising during each semester the student is taking graduate credit toward the bachelor’s degree.
  • Approval of the graduate program director.
  • Approval of the LDR department chair.

Program Objectives 

Students in the program will learn to: 

  • Satisfy the accreditation requirements of our accreditors. 
  • Satisfy the teacher licensure requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Education. 
  • Meet the professional disposition requirements set forth by our accreditors. 

 Program Outcomes 

Students in the program, as a result of their learning experience can: 

  • Satisfy the accreditation requirements of our accreditors. 
  • Satisfy the teacher licensure requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Education. 
  • Meet the professional disposition requirements set forth by our accreditors. 

Program Learning Outcomes

To maintain state of Ohio approval, the EED program must demonstrate that it meets all of the following standards and requirements:

1. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards (CAEP) (national accreditation is required by the state of Ohio) - which includes multiple key assessments and dispositions checks; CAEP Standards: http://caepnet.org/standards/2022/introduction

2. Alignment with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium [InTASC Standards; https://ccsso.org/resource-library/intasc-model-core-teaching-standards-and-learning-progressions-teachers-10

3. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards (CAEP) K-6 Elementary Teacher Preparation Standards: http://caepnet.org/~/media/Files/caep/standards/2018-caep-k-6-elementary-teacher-prepara.pdf?la=en 

4. State of Ohio Educator Standards - the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession; http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards

5. State of Ohio Learning Standards; Ohio Learning Standards: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards

6. State of Ohio Reading Core requirement - 4-course/12-semester hour sequence for reading aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards; Reading Core: https://www.ohiohighered.org/sites/ohiohighered.org/files/uploads/education-prep/documents/Reading%20Core%20Standards%20February%202018_0.pdf

7. Inclusion of the International Dyslexia Association Knowledge & Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading; IDA Standards: https://app.box.com/s/k77gltlwlwqawgdbdyywjwehzoa1pah2

8. The Council for Exceptional Children; CEC Standards: https://www.cec.sped.org/Standards

9. Alignment to the Ohio Transfer Policy and Education Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS)

10. Ohio Preparation Requirements for the following distinct areas; Ohio Program Requirements: https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/ohio_educator_licensure_programs_standards_requirements_chart#ECE

a. Resident Educator License

b. Ohio School Operating Standards (OAC Chapter 3301-35)

c. Ohio Value-Added Progress Dimension

d. Ohio Teacher Evaluation System

e. Ohio Standards for Professional Development

f. Preparation in Effective Methods of Instruction for Individuals with Dyslexia

g. Opioid Education

h. Alignment to the Core Administrative Requirements

11. A minimum of 100 hours of supervised fieldwork prior to the student teaching internship

12. A minimum 12-week student teaching internship

13. Content knowledge to cover the required licensure assessments on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE)

14. Alignment with Each Child, Our Future: Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education (2019-2024)

Graduates of the master’s degree (MEd.) program can:

  • Use educational technologies such as a learning management system, web conferencing, video editors, and image editors.
  • Implement educational technologies and processes using effective pedagogies, frameworks, and learning theories.
  • Facilitate learning by creating, using, evaluating, and managing effective learning environments.
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate a technology-rich learning environment within a community of practice.
  • Explore, evaluate, synthesize, and apply methods of inquiry to enhance learning and improve learning performance.

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Program Requirements:


I. Wright State University CORE: 43 Hours


Element 1 Communication: 6 Hours


Choose one first-year writing course

Choose one second-year writing course

Element 2 Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3 Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Choose one

Element 5 Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Additional Core: 10 Hours

IV. Electives: 13 Hours


Thirteen hours of elective coursework - 9 credit hours will be Double Counted (IDL 7010, 7020, 7110)

Double-Counted Courses: 9 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Total: 141 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog

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